Steemit Inc is making progress on several fronts.
The State of Steem Forums are drawing to a close.
Blocktrades are pressing ahead with the Steem Proposal System.
And another gambling app arrives on Steem.
Steemit Inc engineers continue to make progress
Steemit Inc have released an update on current projects including RocksDB/MIRA and the splitting of the wallet function from the main steemit.com condenser.
They have also reported on continued decreases in the EC2 hosting requirements which are resulting in significant reductions in their monthly AWS bills.
Ned Scott and Elizabeth Powell discussed all these changes in depth during an interview with @pennsif on MSP Waves on Thursday. The recording of that interview will be available shortly.
State of Steem Forum #7 - Steem Commerce
The State of Steem Forum #7 covering Steem Commerce took place on MSP Waves on Thursday.
Contributors to the forum included @aggroed, @danielvehe, @dearw, @disregardfiat, @imacryptorick, @markegiles, @papa-pepper, @sagescrub, @teamhumble, @thecryptodrive and @theycallmedan, as well as @traveller7761 and @globocop.
The recording of the forum is now available...
State of Steem #7 is the last of the scheduled topic forums. Plans are now being made for one or two wrap-up forums. Forum co-ordinator @pennsif is seeking input on what form the final 'wrap-up' forum(s) should take...
BlockTrades starts work on the Steem Proposal System
Steemit Inc have now agreed to fund @Blocktrades to develop a Steem Proposal System (SPS) that is similar to Bitshares’ Worker Proposal System.
Approximately $55K USD worth of STEEM will be paid from Steemit to Blocktrades for each month of work. The task is projected to require between 1 and 2 months of work and will include scheduling of a hardfork. Steemit considers this funding to be a part of a larger donation to the SPS and wishes that the Steem community will be actively involved in evaluating the development of this proposal.
Blocktrade's initial proposal suggested that ongoing proposal funding under the system should be taken from author rewards.
However there has been an alternative suggestion that the funding should only come from donations.
Blocktrades has therefore put out a post to discuss the two alternative approaches...
They have also posted a stake-weighted poll on the two options...
Taking a gamble
Hot on the heels of SteemBet another gambling app has arrived on Steem.
This time it is Janken who are opening with a 'Rock-Paper-Scissors' betting game...
@taskmaster4450 adds his commentary on the latest gambling arrivals...
While @tarazkp makes observations on the age restrictions on gambling and the minimum age to get a steem account...
KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]
(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)
|Steem price||US$ 0.275||2019-02-08 1.20am UTC|
|SBD price||US$ 0.858||2019-02-08 1.20am UTC|
|Market Cap||US$ 86,420,259||2019-02-08 1.20am UTC|
|CoinMarketCap Ranking||#48 (+3)||2019-02-08 1.20am UTC|
|No. of Whales||36 (n/c)||2019-02-06|
|No. of Orcas||325 (+2)||2019-02-06|
|No. of Dolphins||1983 (+1)||2019-02-06|
|No. of Minnows||9123 (-5)||2019-02-06|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#4365 (-13)||2019-02-08 1.29am UTC|
NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC
NEWS FROM THE STEEM ALLIANCE
NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES
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NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS
NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES
STEEM Food Tours / @jeffjagoe - STEEM Food Tours #48 - Submit a Restaurant Review for a Chance to Win STEEM!
NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS
24 FEBRUARY 2019 - MALAYSIA, PENANG
@bitrocker2020 - Steem Sharing Bootcamp / The Settlements Co-Working Space in Penang
6 APRIL 2019 - UK, LEICESTER
@steemcampuk - Get Your Tickets For SteemCampUK 2
@steemcampuk / @shanibeer - SteemCampUK 2 - Growing an Audience of Smart Investors
1 - 5 DECEMBER 2019 - LIMA, PERU
@steemfiesta - SteemFIESTA 2019 - The First Five Days of DECEMBER - Summer in the South!
You can also view a full list of Steem Meetups & Events Calendar here...
NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS
If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here...
MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC
No new coverage found.
EXTERNAL STEEM DATA
This is #67 (7 Feb '19) of this daily news service.
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